Vintage Cameras – perfect timing

As we end a year and begin anew, Vintage Cameras have highlighted it!

Vintage cameras at Bahoukas

Cameras of all shapes and sizes are available at Bahoukas. Cameras from the early 1900s, ‘Brownies’ from the 40s, Italian Cameras from the 60s, Polaroid and Kodak to mention just a few. We’ve actually had many folks from photography clubs come in to pick up an old camera to add to their collection. And yes – they use them.

We also have many folks who pick up one or two to use in a decorating theme.

cameras, cameras and more cameras at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Whatever the usage, we have a wonderful assortment to choose from. As they’ve done since the beginning, cameras record our history and those special moments in our lives. Stop in and enjoy a piece of history… and maybe take one home.

For more information about old cameras, CLICK HERE for a great one-page history. Do you remember the old Kodak box camera? We do!

 

History is in the bottle…

Milk Bottles, that is!

Close up of a few collectible milk bottles at Bahoukas

If you listen to some of the seniors in your community, they’ll tell you of the days when milk was delivered to your door in glass bottles. Seems far away today. But it was a wonderful service to get fresh milk from your local dairy on a regular basis.

Bahoukas has a fine variety of glass milk bottles to add to your collection, to start a collection or to use for unique decorating ideas. HINT: they’re perfect for a flower or two – or even a plant!

Here’s a link to an article with a bit more information about the milk bottle, its history, and its collectors. ENJOY!

scores of collectible milk bottles at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

Lunch Boxes – metal and plastic – hundreds!

Did You Know the SMITHSONIAN Has a Lunchbox Display?

Metal and Plastic Lunch Boxes at Bahoukas

At Bahoukas we have an awesome assortment of lunchboxes from Hop-A-Long Cassidy of the 1950s thru Rambo in 1980. Many of those in the attached article can be found at Bahoukas! For a time in was believed that metal lunchboxes were outlawed. But they started coming back int he 1990s as commemoratives, often filled with popcorn.

Stop in and find the one you carried as a kid and share it with a youngster that would love to hear those stories! You’ll most likely end up talking about your favorite and not-so-favorite foods you carried as well!

Copper adds warmth to your decor

Copper Kitchenware Adds Real Charm

Copper kitchenware pieces at Bahoukas

 

 

We have a beautiful assortment of copper pieces to use in your decorating theme. It’s been a trend in home decorating since 2014 and continues to add beautiful color and warmth to your home.

Many of these pieces can not be used for cooking as they’re collectibles and have lead in them. But they make beautiful decorative pieces – wall hangings, on a perfect shelf, or maybe as a planter.

We’ve included a link to a great site with decorating ideas. Of course, we don’t carry all the items mentioned. But it gives you a great look at how wonderful copper warms a room and adds a casual elegance!

Stop by and see what we have that just might be the piece that will pull your room together, just as you envision it!

 

 

 

 

Need a Unique Decorating Idea?

Love the 50s TV Lamps?

black panther tv lamp and planters

 

 

 

 

This photo doesn’t do justice to this amazing 1950s tv lamp with black panther figure. We also have complementing panther planters as well.

In the right setting it could be a stunning accent piece and most certainly, a conversation piece.

Stop in and look it over for yourself. And don’t forget, we have many, many decorating pieces to add your unique style to your home or office!

It may be after Christmas…

At Bahoukas it’s ALWAYS Christmas!

skeleton keys at Bahoukas

But now you can bring your gift money in and purchase that item you wanted… you know you wanted something!

We have an assortment of skeleton keys – vintage and reproductions. Some were used in jails. Others will open most interior doors.

We also thought we’d include this unique video about skeleton keys from a rather different perspective. Interesting for the coming New Year, don’t you think?!? ENJOY!

Unusual Gifts for Him

A great many non-smokers still love collecting smoking memorabilia!

cigarette collectibles at Bahoukas

We have some wonderful cigarette collectibles that include cigarette packs, tobacco, papers (for rolling tobacco) and pouches/tins. Did you know that the original Lucky Strike pack was green and red. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about that:

The brand’s signature dark-green pack was changed to white in 1942. In a famous advertising campaign that used the slogan “Lucky Strike Green has gone to war”, the company claimed the change was made because the copper used in the green color was needed for World War II. American Tobacco actually used chromium to produce the green ink, and copper to produce the gold-colored trim. A limited supply of each was available, and substitute materials made the package look drab.

The white package actually was introduced to modernize the label and to increase the appeal of the package among female smokers; market studies showed that the green package was not found attractive to women, who had become important consumers of tobacco products. The war effort became a convenient way to make the product more marketable while appearing patriotic at the same time.

Famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy was challenged by company president George Washington Hill to improve the existing green and red package, with a $50,000 bet at stake. Loewy changed the background from green to white, making it more attractive to women, as well as cutting printing costs by eliminating the need for green dye. He also placed the Lucky Strike target logo on both sides of the package, a move that increased both visibility and sales. Hill paid off the bet.

tins of pipe-cigarette tobacco at Bahoukas Antique Mall

In addition to cigarette smoking collectibles, we have an eclectic selection of tobacco tins. Colorful and collectible.

If there’s any tobacco still in them, I’m not sure it’s any good. But many of the tins would make great gift containers or for decorating.

Stop in and see them for yourself.

 

Zippo lighters and Winston Cup Nascar Driver Matchbooks

And finally, we couldn’t mention smoking collectibles without showing off our ZIPPO lighters. Any one and everyone of the decades of popular smoking knows about a ZIPPO lighter – advertised to light under any wind conditions with a lifetime guarantee.

Did you know there’s a ZIPPO MUSEUM!

And here’s the rest of the ZIPPO STORY!

The matchbooks are Winston Cup Nascar Drivers. Visit us and see them for yourself.

These are some awesome stocking stuffer gifts for the smoker – or past smoker – who remembers those days!

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Ladies Last Minute Gift Ideas

Glass Paperweights to Ladies Hats

Beautiful glass paperweights - perfect for your desk or any shelf - available at Bahouaks

millinery display at Bahoukas - something for every outfit if you like

 

A glass paperweight is perfect for any desk. but 2 or 3 in a grouping can make a spectacular ‘statement’ on a shelf, table or counter top. You could group by theme, or colors, even shapes and sizes! Bahoukas has a beautiful and varied display of glass paperweights sure to delight someone special this holiday.

 

In addition, if you’ve not noticed, hats are IN! Yes, they are. And here at Bahoukas we have a wonderful millinery collection to choose from. What’s great is that they’re at prices where you can add more than one to your wardrobe. Check out these wonderful hats and find a couple to add to your collection. Go ahead, put a bit of sass into your attire – add a spunky hat!

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Trading Cards Are Still Popular

Trading Cards may just be the perfect hobby for your kids.

trading cards - sports and non-sports - available at Bahoukas

Here, at Bahoukas Antique Mall, we have a wide variety of trading cards to start a collection, or to complete one. From nearly every sport to Disney and popular TV shows, it can be a great way to teach kids to set goals and work towards them, to wait for an item of value they really want, and to learn about ‘trading’ with others. Trading cards can be a great learning tool. Here’s an article that might encourage you to consider starting your youngster with the beginnings of a trading card collection – another perfect gift idea. Hurry in!!

 

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Is Barbie still popular with your little ones?

We Have Vintage Barbie Dolls and Barbie Cases.

Holiday Barbie Dolls at Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

Our Holiday Barbies are in their original boxes – 1989 thru 1996 and 2000. They are beautiful and just waiting for the perfect owner. Stop in to see them and pick one out for your holiday gift giving. Make a child (or collector) very, very happy!

Barbie doll cases at Bahoukas

We have an array of Barbie vintage doll cases from the 60s and 70s. Use them for your dolls or for an overnight stay. Maybe you want an extra special cosmetics case. Whether six or sixty, you may just find the perfecting pairing with a Barbie doll case.

Did you know…

Barbie has become a cultural icon and has been given honors that are rare in the toy world. In 1974, a section of Times Square in New York City was renamed Barbie Boulevard for a week. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris at the Louvre held a Barbie exhibit in 2016. The exhibit featured 700 Barbie dolls over two floors as well as works by contemporary artists and documents (newspapers, photos, video) that contextualize Barbie.                                          … from Wikipedia

Love her or hate her…. Barbie has history. So come check out our collection and find the perfect Barbie collectible for that special person on your gift list.

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Jewelry – always a perfect gift

Jewelry that just arrived is sure to be picked up quickly.

beautiful jewelry pieces just arrived at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace

Another photo that doesn’t do justice to these jewelry pieces. Included in this selection is:

  • a gorgeous cameo pin with a diamond, excellent condition
  • 1934 – 10k gold ring from MD Institute
  • Beautiful vintage pierced earrings by Stamper and Black Hills Gold.
    10k gold with rose gold and green gold leaves, yellow gold vines
    AMAZINGLY they perfectly match the beautiful
  • Lorus quartz ladies watch, gold band with leaves that coordinate with
    earrings mentioned above
  • 1896 Time King pocket watch, 21 jewel, works, from New Columbus

    In late 1894, the 18-size 21-jewels Time King grade was introduced for railroad service, adjusted to temperature, positions, and isochronism.

Stop in to see them… a perfect gift, an exquisite stocking stuffer, and a sure-fire ‘thank you’ for your thoughtfulness. Hurry in today!

 

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Winter Sleds For Christmas

The winter sled with runners that we are familiar with today was made popular in 1889 as a Flexible Flyer!

We have several wooden sleds available at Bahoukas, including a slightly older one that is not pictured here. These are great to use and perfect for decorating with. Do you know the history of sleds? They started round the time of the pyramids. Since then, they’ve become quite sophisticated. Check out this Popular Mechanics slideshow. You’ll appreciate sleds even more!

With the weather colder and months ahead probably bringing us some snow days, you just might want to hurry in and grab one of these for under your Christmas tree. Hurry… the countdown to the big day is here!

wooden winter sled at Bahoukas

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Unicorns to Warm the Heart

Tis the Season for Magic and Unicorns are definitely Magical!

Beautiful Unicorns To Warm The Heart of a Believer at Bahoukas Antique Mall

On the left is “Love’s Celebration” and the right is “Love’s Devotion.” These beautiful porcelain figures are by Princeton Gallery. They are astonishingly beautiful. If you believe in Magic, or you have someone on your gift list that does, this is most certainly a perfect gift. Here are two close-ups of the details on these fine pieces:

Unicorns are not found in Greek mythology, but rather in the accounts of natural history, for Greek writers of natural history were convinced of the reality of unicorns, which they located in India, a distant and fabulous realm for them.   … from Wikipedia

But the lovers of Unicorns know in their hearts they do exist and their magic works. So here’s to the believer on your list! Stop by Bahoukas to see them. Hurry, it’s almost Christmas morning!

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Teacups, Teapots, and dishware

Switching gears from military to domestic…

Teacups and more at Bahoukas

Japanese teacups

These photos barely touch on the splendor of beautiful teacups and saucers, teapots and more. Whether you use them to drink your favorite tea or you use them to decorate with – add a living plant or a dried arrangement, these pieces are stunning. Is there a little spot in your home that needs just what these pieces offer – beauty and color? Stop in and pick up some today!

One example are these pieces of Japanese teacups and teapot to the left. Beautiful colors in fine pieces waiting for you to put them to good use.

All of these wonderful pieces are just waiting for the appreciative eyes of a lover of all things exquisite.

Need ideas for decorating with teacups? CHECK THIS OUT!

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ET phone home

Yes, we have ET. We also have phones!

ET was a favorite movie and probably still is popular for many. Of course this little guy is for sale. But so is this dial Candlestick phone, an American Classic reproduction. Yes, it does work! So if you’d like, we can package ET with the phone so he’ll be able to ‘phone home’!

Gifts for the Military Enthusiasts

Civil War through Viet Nam Military Collectibles

Civil War to Viet Nam Military Memorabilia at Bahoukas

This photo does not do justice to the items available in this case of Military Collectibles. Civil War photo, Civil War shooter’s glasses (sun glasses), 1880s American-Indian War Kepi, WWII bayonet and so very much more. If this is your passion, stop in and see what other treasure you may find in this case. George would love to show you!

This amazing piece is beautiful

It’s a tool – it’s a beautiful piece of work.wallpaper cutter - beautiful piece - Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace

This photo does not do justice to this beautiful piece of machinery. It’s a wallpaper cutter. It most likely still works. But it’s so beautiful, I’d clean it up and find a display area for it. Stop in and give it a look! It’s really  a wonderful piece of simple machinery!

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